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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:04 PM   #21
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Wow, left aligned is really ugly. Center it, and it looks way better
Hesse is my model. My personal taste simply prefers that
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:10 PM   #22
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I know. I only like it for the exit signage though, not for the overheads.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:57 PM   #23
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Malaysia is using Highway Gothic font for it's highways

That is not Highway Gothic (formally known as the FHWA alphabet series)--that is probably Transport Heavy.

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What did Switzerland use before?
Switzerland used the VSS-Schriften (VSS is the German acronym for "Swiss Society of Road Engineers"). The current type is not straight Frutiger but rather an adaptation of it designed in consultation with Frutiger himself, called ASTRA-Frutiger (ASTRA = Bundesamt für Strassen).

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I like Iceland, it's very clear:

It is Transport Heavy. In fact it is called "Transport Heavy" in Icelandic! But special characters have been added for thorn, ash, etc.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:57 PM   #24
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Spain: Autopista and Carretera Convencional. Autopista is a derivative of Series E Modified with different g, d, b etc. Carretera Convencional is an adaptation of Transport Heavy. Both typefaces are sized so that the lowercase loop height is three-quarters the uppercase letter height, and sign legend is sized in three-quarters steps from the altura basica (basic height), which is the uppercase letter height of the main legend.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:50 PM   #25
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so there,I made a list about it
pl-drogowskaz
cz-din 1451
sk-grotesk
ml-transport
ch-frutiger
us-clearview/highway gothic
uk-transport
is-transport
d-din 1451
any more? (especially in europe)
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Old May 21st, 2009, 05:53 PM   #26
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Switzerland used the VSS-Schriften (VSS is the German acronym for "Swiss Society of Road Engineers").
Thanks. Does Slovenia use the same?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:11 PM   #27
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Thanks. Does Slovenia use the same?
Yes. Slovenia does use the VSS-Schriften for direction signs (I am not sure where the digits on speed limit signs come from). Pre-invasion Iraq also used the VSS-Schriften for Roman legend on direction signs, but I am not sure whether this is a national standard or simply because the roads photographed happened to have been built by Swiss companies.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:13 PM   #28
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Did they changed it after the invasion?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:17 PM   #29
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Yes. Slovenia does use the VSS-Schriften for direction signs (I am not sure where the digits on speed limit signs come from).
Ok, thanks.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 10:20 PM   #30
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It's Transport, put I think its slightly modified.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 02:37 AM   #31
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I've found a photo of a road in Baghdad (no hotlinking allowed) with signs in DIN, I think. No doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT: Another one.

image hosted on flickr

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:04 AM   #32
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Not exactly 'my' highways, but it is my personal favourite font for road signs - Switzerland and its Frutiger. It has unique light and modern feel

Switzerland looks like upstate New York.
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Upstate New York doesn't have glaciers and mountains over 4500 meters (14,500 ft).

Some areas of northern Switzerland might look like Upstate NY though.
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I really like our 'Drogowskaz', it's kinda unique and charactersitcal
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North Carolina has got it goin' on when it comes to road signage.



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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:13 AM   #36
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OT: Wow, this sign really sucks. It's impossible to count lanes in the reasonably short time, even with low American speed limits this sign is nearly useless.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM   #37
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Interesting, like the effort. Looks a bit cluttered though.

Personally, I like the current US font, Clearview sucks, like someone here in this forum once said, it looks like it was copied from a Windows PC or something.
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any from the russian-speaking countries?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #40
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While it looks weird to get that much information on a sign, I can't say it's become too complex. Actually, I like them Only the signs to show where the current lane is going could be made a lot more basic.

I agree that it is just too hard to quickly see how many lanes go to each direction on that one sign in America with that big arrow. I think that it's too dangerous because people might try to quickly count the lanes (counting over 5 items in short notice is hard for most people) and as such not be watching the road ahead.

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